Oklahoma City Energy Football Club is an American professional men’s soccer team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Prodigal LLC was awarded the franchise on July 2, 2013. They played their inaugural season in the United Soccer League in 2014.
Prodigal LLC, led by Oklahoma City businessman Bob Funk, Jr., pursued a bid for a franchise in the United Soccer League’s Professional Division (USL Pro) in early 2013. Prodigal was awarded the USL Pro franchise on July 2, 2013, with an intended launch date of 2014.
On December 20, 2013, Energy FC announced an affiliation agreement with 2013 MLS Champions Sporting Kansas City. Also, recently retired SKC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen was named head coach.